Mission of the Board
The WV Board of Physical Therapy (WVBOPT) is a state regulatory board created by the WV Legislature to regulate the practice of physical therapy and athletic training in order to protect the public from the unauthorized, unqualified and unregulated practice of physical therapy. The WVBOPT is a part of the Executive Branch of the Government which enforces laws.
License fees paid into the board affords regulated PT's, PTA's, and AT's the privilege of practicing their profession within the borders of the State of WV.
WVBOPT is a separate entity from the West Virginia Physical Therapy Association (WVPTA) and the WV Athletic Trainers Association (WVATA). The role and mission of the WVBOPT is to regulate the profession and to protect the public.
The WVPTA and WVATA are organizations that represent the Physical Therapists, Physical Therapist Assistants, and Athletic Trainers in the state. Association dues paid into the WV Chapters are separate and distinct from license fees that are paid to the WV Board of Physical Therapy.